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UL10-03: Glaster (southern) and Kingswin (northern) counties

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Overall both counties are composed of relatively low-lying, rolling farmland. The coastline is mostly submergent and is sandy to muddy. In the north, spits and sandbars are common, whereas in the south, tidal forcings are higher, resulting in a more navigable seafront. The southern boundary of Glaster is more hilly (think of the North/South Downs). There is also a sparsely-populated, higher elevation region. It is the Ingerish equivalent of an ANOB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), possibly analogous to the Mendip Hills.

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Map of Glaster (in the south) and Kingswin (in the north)

The modern economic scene is dominated by light industry, tourism, and the services sector. The quarrying of limestone and chalk also occurs, though much reduced compared to activity in the previous century. Tourism is especially important in Kingswin - providing a seaside holiday destination for the entire southeast. The majority of economic productivity occurs towards the coastal regions. Inland areas are more sparsely settled, and are superficially homogenous. In the 20th century, some smaller towns and villages have been suburbanised into commuter belts as larger settlements have expanded.

Historically, the region has been heavily dominated by agriculture and seabourne trade. The industrialisation of Ingerland largely bypassed the area, which was poor in industrial resources. However, the growth of overseas trade and the main railway line from the Ingerish capital enabled the economic development and initial urbanisation of the region during the 19th century, most notably the railway junction town at Fricester. The railways further bolstered Kingswin county as it enabled coastal settlements such as Peacehampton, Lymehaven and Thurn-on-Sea to develop as holiday destination for the rapidly emerging wealthy classes of the Ingerish population.

The postwar era saw the brief emergence of the Ingerish electronics and chemical industry, spurned by the historical presence of the military in the area, and the fact that Glaster was 'close to nothing and not far away from everything', followed by a subsequent (and in some places, ongoing) decline in economic fortunes, as competition from abroad ate away at both tourism and the industries that developed. In the present day, the chemical industry is extant, but reduced from its peak, whereas the electronics industry has completely relocated.

Attempts at an economic revitalisation have been applied successfully to select settlements on the coast, with emergent high-technology light manufacturing and service industries present, producing settlements with affluent suburbs and exburbs. In contrast, little has been done to help more remote settlements, as a result many rural areas suffer from poverty as services decay and young people migrate elsewhere for better opportunities. Thus, the degree of economic prosperity varies throughout Glaster and Kingswin.

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(Partially covered in the previous section)

Geographically, the region has historically been at the interface between Kalm and Ingerland. The area has been militarised from the medieval period (and possibly before). The Glastian nobility has traditionally been favoured by the Ingerish crown for its defence of strategically important locations along the coast, and many of the oldest settlements are centred around castles. Glaster was also the site of a major peasant rebellion in the Middle Ages. Interest in this event has peaked in recent decades, and it has been commemorated in toponomies across the county. Subsequent military structures include modern stationary fortifications, and in the Great War period, airfields and coastal batteries. The military presence in Kingswin endures in the form of a firing range in the area north of Thurn-on-Sea.

Despite centuries of military conflict, neither Glaster or Kingswin have seen permanent occupation by Kalmish at any point in history, and retain a firmly Ingerish history and culture, with only slight traces of Kalmish influence. In more recent times, immigrant communities have settled in more economically active towns and cities in Glaster (with cultures TBD).

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I have mapped Glaster (an exclusively British-inspired territory) since 2015. There are many examples of my mapping, but this is a selection which I feel is complete and representative of Glaster.

Wyndham and Bovier (high-detail urban mapping):

Decton and surroundings (hgh and medium-detail urban and rural mapping):

Plowford and surroundings (medium-detail, primarily rural mapping):

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Yuanls (talk) 00:51, 1 July 2023 (UTC)

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Discussion for clarification & decision

Re - equivalents in the UK: broadly speaking I am inspired by Wiltshire, Devon and Somerset - however I and seek to carve an original geography for the area. Hence, I have deliberately avoided mentioning equivalent places in the UK where possible. Yuanls (talk) 00:51, 1 July 2023 (UTC)

Re - existing Glaster mapping: the current territory plan excludes Rockford, and the less mapped parts of Glaster above the Wyndham-Rockford axis. Everything in the periphery of Rockford to be given to Aces California, with its future location to be decided by them. I plan to delete all the mapping above the Wyndham-Rockford axis (with the data backed up, for future reference) - the mapping up there has not progressed beyond sketches, and the framework I am mapping around is years old at this point. Otherwise, I am happy to have the rest of Glaster moved. I also plan to extensively rework Ellmouth - its current infrastructure is ridiculously overengineered for its local setting. Yuanls (talk)~~~~

I have full confidence you'll do supurb mapping this region! Thanks for specifying that the Wyndham-Rockford area will stay with the old territory when you migrate over. Let me know how this application goes. -Aces California (talk) 13:06, 1 July 2023 (UTC)
This all looks good to me! I'm happy to have you aboard. From my understanding, this would be a territory swap, correct? If not, please let me know, and I'll adjust things accordingly. For the interim, I'm going to mark the present territory in East Uletha as reserved until you're able to relocate things. Please do let me or Leowezy know when the move is done and when Aces has finished gathering the remnants, so the old territory can be cleaned and released. Thanks. — Alessa (talk) 13:55, 1 July 2023 (UTC)
Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
Alessa (talk) 13:55, 1 July 2023 (UTC)
Please make sure to notify us when the move is finished so the old territory can be cleaned and released.